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Neumann Gives U 87 Users a Choice

Winners of the Neumann "U 87 and You" campaign will now have a choice of prizes.

Winners of the Neumann “U 87 and You” campaign will now have a choice of prizes.

In response to participant requests, the Berlin-based microphone manufacturer decided to give the winner the right to choose between a fully paid trip to Neumann Berlin — including a tour of the company, sightseeing, travel costs and hotel accommodation — or a U 87 Anniversary Set, valued at almost €3,000.

The campaign celebrates the 40th anniversary of the legendary U 87 microphone and continues until 31 December this year.

Participants should submit any video message — lasting a maximum of 30 seconds — on the topic “My associations with the U 87.” The 87 best entries will go into a draw from which Neumann will select the overall winner. Entries can range from a mobile phone video with a short statement to excerpts from archive material or a report on a vocal recording using a U 87.

“In selecting the 87 best entries, priority will be given to the idea and the personal relationship to the U 87, rather than to the technical perfection of the video or the sophistication of the production,” said Wolfgang Fraissinet, president marketing/sales of Neumann Berlin.